SPIEL is an annual event that happens in Essen, Germany where all creators, designers, publishers, hobbyists, journalists and bloggers come together and share their love of board games by participating one what they do. In the year 2021 alone, there were more than 500 exhibitors from more than 41 nations registered. Many of them are well-known publishers that have huge spaces to show their products. The report suggested that this year’s SPIEL 21 event has attracted more than 150,000 individual visitors. More information about the SPIEL annual event can be found at www.spiel-messe.com.
Big Boss Game
In SPIEL 21, we have announced Big Boss (English version) to the world. I did not think that one day I will be introducing a product to the world and especially in SPIEL 21 which considers one of the largest board games public fairs and I was a part of it!. I had a fantastic experience showcasing everyone who came to my booth and teaching everyone how to play the game and have fun with it. There is a video that we’ve been working on for a while that teaches you how to play the Big Boss game step by step on our YouTube Channel:
Direct link to “How To Play Big Boss (English Version) – In English”
Direct link to the Channel for other videos.
This was not my first time presenting and showcasing the game to others but it was my first time presenting it to the world with different cultures. SPIEL 21 was filled with all kinds of games from different publishers. The majority of the games were EU genre which basically includes big boards and a lot of tokens and meeples. Big Boss was one of the party games which I did not find that many in SPIEL 21. This note brings a lot of thinking for future games. Should I keep making party games to be different? or should I engage with a different genre that suits the world?
Anyway, the experience visiting SPIEL 21 was a blast and I would love to do it again next year. Now, Big Boss will be launching in November 2021 first via the website. Then, it will be available on other channels. There are more coming in the pipeline.